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Frenetic activity has been triggered following the incarceration of two public officials, over the misuse of public funds, with the Joint Opposition seizing the opportunity to whip up mass hysteria, for cheap political gain. Both, messrs.

 

Rehabilitation and Prisons Reforms Minister D.M. Swaminathan wants three doctors to examine prisoners, to decide if they (prisoners) warrant being admitted to the prisons hospital, rather than a single doctor, as is the case presently.

 

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge is the first high profile figure under the Rajapaksa regime to suffer punishment for the abuse of office, in this instance for misappropriating public funds.

 

No efforts should be spared in apprehending those responsible for firing shots at the residence of Railway employee Sudesh Nandimal Silva, a vital witness in the November 2012 prison massacre.

 

President Maithripala Sirsiena, addressing the 66th anniversary celebrations of the SLFP said he gave his predecessor six reasons as to why the latter should not go for a premature election.

 

Today (August 31), the world commemorates the 20th death anniversary of Diana Princess of Wales.

 

Today (August 31), the world commemorates the 20th death anniversary of Diana Princess of Wales.

 

Sri Lanka, once identified at a time known granary of the East, is now almost reliant on imported food items.

 

Thirty four years after ‘Black July’, Sri Lanka today has many good reasons to believe that what happened in 1983 will not happen again.

 

“Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday declared elected as India’s 14th President polling 65.6% of the vote defeating the Opposition’s joint candidate, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who secured 34% of the vote.

 


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